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Local dirt track races were rained out Friday, but three area tracks staged races on Saturday night. The final LSR (Luverne-Slayton-Rock Rapids) Enduro Series race of the season was at Murray County Speedway in Slayton. Twenty-seven drivers from the three states competed in the race, including...
Kaleb Hein (front, left) won the 2021 Cardinal Pride competition Monday. Other event winners and top-five overall finishers include (front row) Ross Bergman, Riley Sneller, (back, from left) Nathaniel Cole-Kraty, Zach Kruse and Ashton Sandbulte.
Luverne High School junior Kaleb Hein captured the overall championship of the Cardinal Pride competition staged Monday. The annual event, which takes place on the first morning of football practice, encourages the players to be in the best possible physical shape heading into the season. Events...
Redbirds Isaiah Bartels and Skyler Wenninger put the squeeze on the Milroy Irish baserunner during Game 1 of the Region 13C Championships Wednesday night, Aug. 11, at Redbird Field in Luverne.
With a sweep of the Milroy Irish in the region championship series, the Luverne Redbirds left little doubt who the best team in 2021 in Region 13C is. The local amateur baseball team, now 25-5 on the season, entered the region tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Redbirds proceeded to sweep the Adrian...
William Beimers
William “Bill” Beimers, age 84, of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at...
Dirt track race car drivers from Rock County placed at three local tracks this weekend.  Regular weekly races were staged at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Murray County Speedway in Slayton on Friday. On Saturday night, Worthington Speedway hosted its weekly races while Rapid Speedway was...
Redbird Ben Serie readies to contact a fast-moving ball during Luverne’s 7-0 victory over Hadley in Game 1 of the semifinal series Aug. 4. Serie had two hits and two RBIs during the Redbirds’ decisive 14-0 win in Game 2 Saturday.
For the third consecutive season and 13th time overall, the Luverne Redbirds will participate in the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament.   Luverne qualified by sweeping the Hadley Buttermakers in the best-of-three Region 13C semifinal series. The Redbirds held Hadley scoreless during a 7-0...
“We haven’t beaten them yet this year, so it should be a challenge.” That’s how Luverne Redbirds player-manager Brooks Maurer looks at his team’s series with the Milroy Irish this week. The Redbirds (23-5, No. 1 tournament seed) and Irish (28-6, No. 3 seed) face off in the best-of-three Region 13C...
Luverne’s Colton Arends speeds through a turn in his No. 46 stock car during a race earlier this season. Arends’ win Friday night at Rapid Speedway was his seventh feature race victory of 2021.
Rock County dirt track racers competed at three local tracks this weekend. Races were staged in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Slayton Friday night and near Hartford, South Dakota, Saturday night. The weekly races at Worthington Speedway were postponed to Sunday and then rained out.     Rapid Speedway For...
Post 123's Casey Sehr hurls a pitch to catcher Braydon Ripka during Luverne's 9-6 loss to La Crescent in the consolation championship of the state tournament Saturday in Sacred Heart.
Overall results weren’t what the team and fans had hoped for, but the experience at the state Legion baseball tournament was a good one for Luverne Post 123. “It was fantastic to have a normal season and to have the state tournament experience,” said Luverne coach Codie Zeutenhorst. “I believe we...
Luverne’s Jake Haugen struck out 12 Adrian batters and gave up only one hit during the Redbirds’ 15-0 victory July 28 at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds amateur baseball team lived up to their No. 1 seed by sweeping the eighth-seeded Adrian A’s 15-0 and 7-0 Wednesday and Saturday in Round 1 of the Region 13C tournament. Luverne, now 21-5 on the season, faces the Hadley Buttermakers in the Final Four round of the tournament this...

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